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Kate Riga is a news writer for Talking Points Memo based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Kate was the political reporter for The Southampton Press. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and a native of Philadelphia.
Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley’s 10 a.m. Friday deadline for professor Christine Blasey Ford to submit documents for a Senate hearing on her accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may not be set in stone.
Former editor of the New York Review of Books Ian Buruma protested what he feels has been ill treatment after he published a controversial essay written by a man who was acquitted of sexual assault charges in court but ultimately accused by more than 20 women.
An unnamed Yale Law School student said that two of her professors, Jed Rubenfeld and his wife, Amy Chua, warned her that then-federal judge Brett Kavanaugh liked his female clerks to have a “certain look,” according to a Wednesday Huffington Post report.
Former CBS chief Les Moonves, ousted due to several sexual assault allegations, was removed from the Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 list — and Ronan Farrow, the reporter who revealed his sexual misconduct, was ushered on in his place.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has so far directed that two separate emails be sent out to his staff with explicit directions on proper comma usage and many examples, according to a Wednesday CNN report.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) told a local radio station that her office has been inundated by angry and threatening calls and voicemails about her upcoming vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Hill report.
President Donald Trump is in good spirits about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s chances as Republicans quell their initial sparks of rebellion and fall in with the party’s desire for a quick confirmation vote, according to a Wednesday Politico report.
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) has not minced words when it comes to professor Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation this week, yelling at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “do the right thing” and telling American men to “shut up” and “step up.”
Ian Buruma, editor of the New York Review of Books for the last year, either quit or was fired Wednesday after the magazine published an essay in which a man who had been accused of sexual assault bemoans his new position in life, according to a New York Times report.